Winter Design Guide Part One

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In the chilly winter time, it’s important to stay cozy and warm. Thick curtains are extremely useful at night for keeping out the house and creating a pleasant, insulated atmosphere in your home. At the same time, however, you want thin shades that complement your interior style to let in bright, refreshing sunlight during the day time. Hunter Douglas shades are very good at block damaging UV rays, while letting soft, warm sunlight saturate your home – take some time to browse Hunter Douglas shades on our site and you’ll probably see something you like!

When you decide it’s time to buy new window treatments, Affordable Blinds brings the shopping experience to you. The benefit of this is that you don’t have to spend time second guessing online purchases or wasting your weekend driving to the blinds store. Not only will we save you the trip, we’ll also bring our key eye for design synthesis and help guide you towards your ultimate aesthetic destination.

In part one of this two-part post, we’ll start looking at popular winter interior design ideas that could improve the feel of your space. Although we are primarily a company specializing in window treatments, we like to take a more holistic approach, since your blinds need to coexist with the tone and energy of the rest of your space. Keeping in mind that the spring season is starting to get a little bit closer, we’ll put forth some ideas that might help you transition your interior style from winter into the warmer season.

Without further ado, here are the first few tips in our comprehensive winter style guide:

Offset the Gloom:

Because it’s dreary and gray in winter, some people make the mistake of mirroring the external environment with the internal one they have control over, however, you’re probably better off going bright in the winter, or at least adding some colourful accents to your home in order to offset the gloom. Technically, there’s nothing wrong with a gray, monochrome decor, but it can be a bit drab. Using one or two bright hot colours can make a huge subtle difference – just try and keep it consistent with one or two colours or you may overwhelm yourself and others!

Coloured Lighting:

As suggested in tip number one, adding colour to winter’s gray monopoly is crucial. You probably spend a lot of time at home, so it’s worth making it a cheerful place to improve your psychological wellbeing. Coloured glass light coverings give the light in your home a distinct flavour and create a nice, warm energy. Pink and green light can be especially soothing.

The Power Of Flowers

In the past few years, you may have noticed vintage wallpaper making a comeback. Adorning your walls with hip, colourful decorative wallpaper can give your space a really cool, one of a kind feel. If you can find floral wallpaper that you love, then it will remind you every day that spring is eventually coming. Investing in plants and flowers to spread around your home will also give it that hothouse feeling, like you’ve created a living sanctuary away from winter’s cruel chill.

We hope these tips have inspired you, get in touch today for more information and stay tuned for part two of your winter style guide, from the Affordable Blinds’ blog!


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